MMS & UN News Update – January 2020

Dear Readers,

The year 2020 is an important milestone for the United Nations in many ways, it is also the International year of Plant Health and the year of Nurse and Midwife. The highlights are: 

  • 75 years of the adoption of the UN Charter or UN+75, 
  • 25 Anniversary of the Fourth World Conference on Women’s Beijing + 25 
  • 25 Anniversary of the World conference on Social Development- Copenhagen +25 
  • Decade of Action on the SDGs  SDGs+5
  • Paris Climate Agreement +5 

UN2020: The UN2020 initiative is dedicated to using the 75th anniversary of the UN in 2020 as an opportunity to take stock and strengthen the UN system in partnership with civil society, governments, and the UN in support of a people-centered multilateralism. To get involved, please follow the link: https://www.un.org/en/un75

Global Conversations:One of the activates around UN+75 is the online global conversation on protecting civic space: SG calls …

MMS & UN News Update – December 2019

Dear Readers,

The highlights of December news from the United Nations are as follows:

Dec 5: The United Nations Career Workshop provided prospective employees, students and interns with the necessary information on the different roles one could fulfill and the benefits of being a UN staff. The workshop consisted of an interactive panel discussion on matters of writing a CV, a cover letter, and the in-person interview process. Lea and Vaiju our interns attended it .  

ILO 190: A briefing on the ILO(International Labor Organization)  Convention 190 on violence and harassment in the workplace and Recommendation 206 shared with the NGO committees and encourage ratification . This binding treaty will include the first international standards on violence and harassment in the workplace if ratified. According to the government delegate of Romania Adrian Vierita, “no one should have to choose between their right to work and their right to live free …